TYPE [C] › a type of something or way of doing something: Swimming is the best form of exercise. PAPER [C] › a printed document with spaces for you to write information: Please fill in/out the form using black ink.
the form of sth › the particular way in which something exists: The novel is written in the form of a series of letters. The medicine comes in the form of a liquid or pills.
SPORT [U] › In sport, someone's form is how well or badly they are performing: The team seems to have lost its form lately.
be in/on/off form UK › If someone is in form or on form, they are feeling or performing well, and if they are off form they are not feeling or performing well: Harry was on good form last night.
SCHOOL GROUP [C] UK (US grade) › a school class or group of classes for students of the same age or ability: He's in the third form. SHAPE [C] › the body or shape of someone or something GRAMMAR [C] › a way of writing or saying a word that shows if it is singular or plural, past or present, etc: The plural form of 'sheep' is 'sheep'. → See also application form → See also sixth form